slipshod

[slip-shod]

adjective

careless, untidy, or slovenly: slipshod work.
down-at-heel; seedy; shabby.
Archaic. wearing slippers or loose shoes, especially ones worn at the heel.

Nearby words

  1. slippery slope,
  2. slipping rib,
  3. slipping rib cartilage,
  4. slippy,
  5. slipsheet,
  6. slipslop,
  7. slipsole,
  8. slipstick,
  9. slipstream,
  10. slipstreaming

Origin of slipshod

First recorded in 1570–80; slip1 + shod

Related formsslip·shod·ness, slip·shod·di·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for slipshod

slipshod

adjective

(of an action) negligent; careless
(of a person's appearance) slovenly; down-at-heel
Derived Formsslipshoddiness or slipshodness, noun

Word Origin for slipshod

C16: from slip 1 + shod

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Word Origin and History for slipshod

slipshod

adj.

1570s, "wearing slippers or loose shoes," from slip (v.) + shod "wearing shoes." Sense of "slovenly, careless" is from 1815, probably from the notion of appearing like one in slippers, or whose shoes are down at the heels.

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